Average Bench: 119% (2nd of 1128)

Based on 987 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7980XE CPU @ 2.60GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-7980XE averaged 19.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7980XE near the top of the comparison list.


Multi Core Integer Speed 2,472Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 2,826Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7980XE is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7980XE performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 119Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 987 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 SC Int 119 140
90.2 SC Float 126 148
86.2 SC Mixed 122 144
97.9% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
368 QC Int 457 541
382 QC Float 481 573
362 QC Mixed 467 556
106% 468 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,090 MC Int 2,472 3,061
2,330 MC Float 2,826 3,518
2,217 MC Mixed 2,677 3,321
397% 2,658 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 152
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 584
QC Float 624
QC Mixed 603
137% 604 Pts
MC Int 3,239
MC Float 3,766
MC Mixed 3,559
526% 3,522 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 513
QC Float 545
QC Mixed 528
120% 529 Pts
MC Int 2,943
MC Float 3,326
MC Mixed 3,166
470% 3,145 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 18 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 561
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 2,295
MC Float 2,591
MC Mixed 2423
364% 2,436 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.3
SC Float 77.1
SC Mixed 70.3
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 487
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 2,978
MC Float 3,468
MC Mixed 3,258
483% 3,235 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 412
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 2,338
MC Float 2,668
MC Mixed 2,517
375% 2,508 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 417
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 2,234
MC Float 2542
MC Mixed 2,435
359% 2,404 Pts
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Gaming 135%
Desktop 149%
Workstation 168%


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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7980XE Extreme Edition Processor (24.75M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7980XE
# of Cores18
# of Threads36
Cache24.75 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1979.00 - $1999.00
Clock Speed2.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X


Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes


Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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8 days ago.

Je iz vergut ik leyben das protzesser


10 days ago.

inferior to the 2990wx for more


1 month ago.

Insane performance but too expensive


28 days ago.

honestly i like the i9 but you are better of getting a ryzen thread ripper becaus the value for the i9 is not good


1 month ago.

The Best CPU but I dont think many people need this...


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3 months ago.

i9 BEST but need more cores to 64 or 128 cores


7 months ago.

Out of the HEDT CPUs out there, this i9 7980XE is king of the hill. Boasting a whopping 18 cores and 36 threads, the 7980XE allows users to multitask even in the heaviest multithreaded applications, pushing the bar for what consumer grade processors are capable of to the absolute extreme. That said, extreme performance comes with an extreme price...


3 months ago.

Even though it may be the most powerful CPU in the market, it's not worth it for gaming―unless you want to stream and video render. This CPU will dominate any workstation load, but its single-core performance is much slower than an i7-8700k, i5-8600k, and i3-8350k. So, in a nutshell, this CPU is only meant for hardcore streaming and workstation computers.


1 month ago.


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